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Curiosity and Thank you

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Any comments or questions about the set list from last Friday?

Suggestions are also welcome.

I had a wonderful time, thank you to everyone for your hugs and thank you to everyone who asked me to dance at Gaskells and FNW A huge thank you to those special few who followed me from FNW to FNB, it made my heart sing.

Thank you Ashley for inviting me to DJ with you, it was a pleasure, one I hope we will have the chance to repeat.
  • I'm glad you had a good time darling. I'm just sad I fell asleep on the couch at blues.
  • Of course, dahling! It was SO much fun. Hopefully we can do it again sometime soon.
  • It was nice getting to see you again.
  • there is a difference in the beat between a swing and a cha cha :-p.
    Cha cha goes 1 2 3 & 4 | 5 6 7 & 8
    Swing goes more like 1 2 3 &4 | 5 6 7 &8
    the beats aren't evenly spaced like cha cha.

    aside from that, it was a lot of fun. it was great dancing with you, as it always is when you're in town :)
    • (no subject) -
      • what i was trying to say, is that the beats in various types of swing songs (west coast doesn't count) are not all in integral parts. so cha cha has the basic quarter notes and eight notes which are played as exactly one quarter or one eight a measure. swing notes don't do that. swing notes "stick" to one side or another you have an extra pause on one side or the other of that eight note. so songs can have that "strait" cha cha beat or the uneven "swing" beat (similar to how samba has that quick bum dadum bum dadum)

        it's really easy to demonstrate with clapping hands. i agree with sam on the notes about lindy.
  • Could you post the set list? Honestly, very little of the music stood out to me, and I could use a reminder.

    The one exception: I'm still waiting for that final note of that "Dosvidanya" song to resolve. It just stops at a mentally awkward place that makes it almost physically uncomfortable.
    • Yes, I realize that, it was a last minute cut that I had to make, because it slows down dramatically right after that, I am working on finding a better ending because it is a lovely polka.
  • The new E.S. Posthumus waltz you played was just a little slow to be a good redowa. Perhaps, if sped up 5-10% it work work better.
    • Yes, the bpm for that waltz is ariound 15o, which is very nice rotary tempo, I find that redowa is best around 180, although some people would say that is too fast.
    • I, too, like faster redowas (180bpm is good!), but I think most people seem to be more comfortable at 160-170bpm. I liked the tune, just felt it was harder to redowa to than I wanted.
    • (no subject) -
      • this is why I did not label any of the waltzs that were 180 as redowas, even if they had a beat that one could possibly redowa to. I think it is fun to try redowa to faster music, however, yes I am aware that the normal tempo is 160.
  • Whitton, my sweety, have you got photos i sent you by e-mail last week?
    • Yes, I did. Thank you so much for sending them, I have been running around so much this past week, which is why I did not get back to you.

      I miss you!
      It was wonderful having you stay over and I cannot wait till you come back!
  • You were going to send me the name of the Doctor, Doctor song?

    I don't remember anything except the Filk I had running in my head.

    "Oh, Doctor. Oh, Doctor. It burns when I pee. I slept with Miss *X* and now woe is me"

    *X* names changed to protect the victim?
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